William Morva

A corrections officer walks outside the prison prior to the execution of John Allen Muhammad at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Virginia, November 10, 2009. Muhammad was sentenced to die for the murder of Dean Harold Meyers, one of 10 people left dead in a shooting spree by Muhammad and younger accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo that terrorized the Washington, DC, area in October 2002. Photo Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/Newscom

Capital secrets: News outlets sue VADOC to view executions from start to finish

By Spencer Philps Four news organizations, including BH Media Group, which publishes The Daily Progress, are suing the Virginia Department of Corrections over procedures they believe violate the public’s First Amendment right to witness state executions in their entirety. Members of the public, including the press, are allowed to witness executions. But the plaintiffs argue […]

Governor Terry McAuliffe speaks at VDOT's ceremony to mark the opening of eight Route 29 Solutions projects. Staff photo

McAuliffe anoints Berkmar Drive, talks Morva

Virginia traffic officials began discussing ways to make U.S. 29—a highway that carries 50,000 vehicles a day—flow more successfully about three decades ago, Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne says. When Governor Terry McAuliffe took office three-and-a-half years ago, he made it a top priority. Today, the governor and his colleague visited Albemarle County for a […]

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